Some of cinema’s most revered directors enjoyed extraordinary bursts of creative energy during their twilight years, delivering films that showcase a mastery of the craft they had honed over their long careers. This week on the Criterion Channel, our eight-film series Lions in Winter brings together an international selection of late-period works, including Wise Blood, John Huston’s powerful adaptation of the Flannery O’Connor novel; L’argent, Robert Bresson’s Cannes award–winning exploration of greed and corruption; and An Autumn Afternoon, Yasujiro Ozu’s tender domestic drama about the loneliness of an aging widower grappling with a rapidly changing world. Check out the series teaser below:
Mira Nair on Her Search for a Cinema of Truth
Under the guidance of mentors D. A. Pennebaker and Richard Leacock, writer-director Mira Nair discovered film as a powerful tool of political expression.
Dropping in on the Texas Theatre
The movie theater Lee Harvey Oswald ducked into after shooting John F. Kennedy has undergone a reinvention, becoming one of the most exciting cultural hubs in Dallas.